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She's got 45 min's left. Are we doing the right thing?

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wishesandkisses Fri 10-Feb-17 17:56:41

Our 15 year old samoyed's legs are giving out. Everytime she stands up she collapses. She's managed to walk to the kitchen but that's it. Shes still eating and drinking and is happy enough in herself. This has happened for 2 days. She has an appointment to be PTS at 6.30 but my heart is breaking. What if she's not ready to go sad

Ilovecaindingle Fri 10-Feb-17 17:59:01

Unfortunately you have to speak out for her x this was the same point we let ours go also. .
Sending a hug and some flowers

Autumnchill Fri 10-Feb-17 17:59:10

She's ready. So sorry you're going through this, it's heart breaking.

Had to do it twice last year. It's not an easy decision but let the vet guide you and remember the good times flowers

SwearyInn Fri 10-Feb-17 17:59:46

Yes you are. And my heart goes out to you. It's horrible. But it is truly kind. flowers

AuntieMay Fri 10-Feb-17 18:01:11

It sounds like absolutely the right time 💐
Run free sweet girl x

YouveCatToBeKittenMe Fri 10-Feb-17 18:01:36

Dogs are notoriously stoic and it is often not obvious how much pain they are in.
There is a saying 'better a week too early than a day too late' regarding having them pts
flowers to you, it's a hard but brave decision

Costacoffeeplease Fri 10-Feb-17 18:01:45

Yes absolutely, it's not going to get better for her. We had to do exactly the same for our GSD in the same circumstances about 20 years ago. It's time flowers

LordRothermereBlackshirtCunt Fri 10-Feb-17 18:02:39

15 years is an amazing age, you have clearly given her great care. I had my 13-year old girl pts last week, so I completely understand how you feel. But you are doing a kind and loving thing to let her go before she knows suffering. I miss my darling girl so much, but I couldn't have borne to see her suffer.

Doobydoo Fri 10-Feb-17 18:03:25

Yes.Now is the time.Imagine if this happened when you were out. Had to do this for our beautiful Irish Terrier in April. Very sad but I know it was the right thing to do. X

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Fri 10-Feb-17 18:07:35

She's ready even though you are not (and never will be), when we had to make the decision for our old Lab my wise son said "It is better a day too early than a moment too late" and he was right.

I am so sorry you are having to do this.

SecretWitch Fri 10-Feb-17 18:09:44

I'm so sorry flowers Losing a beloved pet is so hard on the heart. Secret and her cats send their sympathy.

SparklingRaspberry Fri 10-Feb-17 18:10:44

I am so, so sorry flowers

I had my previous dog put to sleep over Christmas. It's heartbreaking. I also questioned whether she was ready or not to go, but I now realise that was me not wanting her to go. I did the kindest thing.

It sounds like it's that time. There's nothing more you can do, and her quality of life isn't going to get any better. That's the thing you have to keep telling yourself.

You have given her a good life and you're doing the most kindest, selfless act you could do for her.
It's really really hard and your heart will break. But please remember you're doing the right thing.

Say your goodbyes and stay with her when it happens.
I held my girl (who was only 5) till the very end and although it was devastating I'm glad I did it. She will want you there.

Thinking of you both flowers

Thattimeofyearagain Fri 10-Feb-17 18:11:02

She' s ready. flowers for you xx

Northernlurker Fri 10-Feb-17 18:11:20

If her legs are going, it's time. I'm very sorry.

Wolfiefan Fri 10-Feb-17 18:16:12

I am so so sorry but if her legs are going then it is time. You won't be ready to let her go but the alternative is to leave it and let her suffer. Her body is telling you that it is time.
I'm so sorry. flowers

tattychicken Fri 10-Feb-17 18:18:14

Yes. Do it while she's still "her". It's the hardest thing for us but undoubtedly the best for them. Do it, sob, have wine. flowers

Starlyte Fri 10-Feb-17 18:28:55

I agree that it is time. Otherwise she'll start being incontinent which she'll hate, feel guilty about, and that because she loves and respects you.
Be with her and give her the same love and respect she gives you.
I try to rest calm and caressing them till they sleep ... then I cry. But I try not to let my dog down, or show them how afraid I am. I feel I owe them that.
A dog will try to not let you see how she or he suffers, and hates letting you down. At least that's my experience with the dogs who've been part of my life, and I try to give them back a little of all they've given me at the end.
But it's so hard, I know. If you love her you'll find the courage to spare her any more suffering.
I found a poem you can google up "Rainbow Bridge for dogs", it's beautiful, and helps too.
Sorry halo

Wolfiefan Fri 10-Feb-17 18:33:20


tobecontinued2000 Fri 10-Feb-17 18:38:05

I'm so sorry you're having to do this, I agree with the other posters that it's time.


wishesandkisses Fri 10-Feb-17 19:20:43

She's gone, my heart is broken but it was the right thing to do x

Doobydoo Fri 10-Feb-17 19:26:35


SwearyInn Fri 10-Feb-17 19:26:40

It was the right thing. It really was. Sorry for your loss.

LordRothermereBlackshirtCunt Fri 10-Feb-17 19:29:55

flowers So sorry. You did the kindest thing for your girl.

Wolfiefan Fri 10-Feb-17 19:30:18

I'm so sorry for your loss. But you did the right thing for her and she was lucky to have you. flowers

TheScottishPlay Fri 10-Feb-17 19:30:19

So very sorry for your loss. You and she were very brave. flowers

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